Diana DeGarmo is recovering from severe bruising after falling down a flight of stairs during Tuesday’s American Idols Live Tour stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The “American Idol” runner-up was taken by medics to a hospital, where X-rays confirmed she had not broken any bones. Doctors advised the singer not to perform Wednesday (August 28) in Detroit, but she has decided to sing her solo, “Dreams,” which requires little choreography.
DeGarmo was performing Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” with the other women on the tour when she stumbled. Despite the fall, DeGarmo finished the song and left the stage on her own. La Toya London dedicated the next song to the singer and the show continued without her.
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After the show, fans held a vigil at the hotel where the “American Idol” performers were staying. According to a spokesperson for the singer, Diana and her mother, Brenda, who is touring with the group, expressed thanks to the fans for their support.
DeGarmo has not decided how much she will perform when the tour continues Thursday in Cleveland.
“Dreams,” the 17-year-old’s debut single (see “Fantasia Beats Diana DeGarmo Again — This Time In Stores” ), has been #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles sales chart for three straight weeks.
For more on the American Idols Live Tour, check out “On The Road With America’s Idols.”